I was reminded...it's been another 6 weeks...
Jun 15, 2010Ok, so I was recently reminded [Thank You Ilana! :) ] that it has been another 6 weeks and I have been so busy that I haven't posted any kind of update. So, here it is!
My surgery was March 23rd. I have lost a total of 75 pounds. I feel A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I feel like I can do anything! Um...well, I chopped off 8 inches of my hair in honor of the new me that I feel I am. I get lots and lots of questions about what I eat, what exercise I do, etc. On March 1, 2009, the Metro Atlanta area had a ridiculous snow storm...well, I DO NOT do snow. Don't get me wrong, it is beautiful and I love to look at it but I keep my butt out of it! So, my boyfriend at the time was pulling into the drive and there was a slope, well he didn't know how to drive in snow so I was trying to explain that the concrete drive would be iced but the grass would allow for some traction. He almost crashed into my car so I went outside thinking I could help...I slipped on the snow and ice and fell flat on my (well-cushioned) butt. I heard my leg snap and it fell like Hell's fury was running through my entire left leg. Needless to say, I broke my leg (the strongest bone in the whole body) into three lovely pieces, and spiral fractured my bone from the foot up to the knee. Worst break my doc has ever seen. I had to have a titanium rod, plates, screws put in and I was on bedrest for 16 weeks while my leg healed. Long story short...it has been a long year and a half of recovering...so as the pounds fall off, the pain in my leg lessens, and my mobility improves. I do not currently exercise because my leg is still healing and I consider a walk around the store or cleaning the house exercise at this point. I cannot see myself the workout enthusiast but I would like to get into a routine with a trainer at the gym 3 days a week in the future. I set a goal to start training and pushing my physical boundaries once I reach the 100 pound mark (which is only 25 pounds away) As far as my diet, I am still never hungry. Which is the craziest thing in the world to me! As I stated in a previous post, my Doctor doesn't do the protein shakes...he encourages all protein to be in the form of food. So, I have never had a protein shake. I have to force myself to eat throughout the day and I focus on anything with protein. I don't worry about carbs(like a piece of wheat bread) because I don't eat much already so anytime I can get in protein, I do! I still experience where I might like the taste of something today, I might not be able to stand it tomorrow. I have had sooooo much fun trying out new recipes and they are all WLS recipes and every single one has been YUMMY!! I have been doing soooo much better with taking my vitamins and getting in my liquids. My goal is not to be "skinny" or to weight Xpounds, I went into WLS with the goal to lose weight to become healthier and to feel like myself again. I am happier and getting healthier and that is what matters most to me. I will do my best not to wait another 6 weeks...talk to you soon!
Jan 03, 2010